The Fear of Life

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~Mark Twain
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First of all forgive me. I have a blog post with no facts. Bad, Bad Cao. But I will blog anyway. A few days ago I was reading a friends blog (I thought it was Tamara, but I can’t find it to save my life, so it must not have been). She completed Strawberry Singh’s (www.strawberrysingh.com) death meme and one of the answers to the questions caused me to pause. She said if the apocalypse happened she would sit up on a hill with her significant other and watch the city burning below and wait for their time to die. This answer caused me a moments pause because my visceral gut reaction was, not me, I’d hide under the bed. My answer bothered me and I’ve thought about it ever since. Because I realized hiding under the bed wouldn’t keep me from dying, it would just keep me from squeezing that last ounce of life I had left and I was so disappointed in me. The sad truth is, it’s easy to think we are living because we go through the motions every single day by rote. But are we truly living up to our potential? I think to truly live we have to leave our comfort zone, don’t hide under the bed, go up on that hill and face death with a ferocity and clarity not yet felt before. Feel a little pain, every single day, because it’s the pain that grows the wings that allows us to soar.
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At least that’s my pivotal learning point from the meme. Just a little heavy thought as we slide into the weekend. Take a minute and think about the question if you can because like that commercial on TV, “Carolyn didn’t know this afternoon she’d have a heart attack”, we DON’T know what’s going to happen in the future so it behooves us to readjust our sails regularly because once “it” happens, no matter what our future “it” is, it would be nice to know we’d done the best we could for ourselves and somehow left the world just a little better, our lives comfortably lived in, wouldn’t it? Just a random thought for the day, take it for what it’s worth to you.
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10 thoughts on “The Fear of Life

  1. The picture that accompanies this post is gorgeous.

    I remember when I was a teen.

    My friends and I often said that if we knew we were
    going to be nuked we’d climb to the top of a Hill
    and watch…

    We never quite understood that we would be part of
    the death toll.

    I often get the feeling that people want the world to
    end because it’s so much easier than making the sacrifices
    |that we each must make in order to substation a complex
    civilization.

    I thought of a butterfly when I read:

    “Feel a little pain, every single day, because it’s the pain that
    grows the wings that allows us to soar.”

    I love the sense of the genuine in this comment.

    I don’t sense that you are talking about the false pain that people
    tend to use as thrill rides.

    I get the sense that you are talking about the pain of knowing what it
    really means to be “just human” and that this term, with all of it’s
    implications of frail imperfection applies to each of us, regardless
    of who he thinks he is in the trappings of our social environments.

    Thank you for a thought provoking post…

    And thank you for the very kind remarks you left on my blog a few months
    ago.

    I apologize for not thanking you earlier.

    It was a nurturing comment and it demonstrates the point you made in this
    post.

    Rob Goldstein

    1. I’ve missed you Rob, I hope you are doing well in your spiritual growth. And thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, you always have been an old wise soul. Have a happy weekend! ❤

      1. Thank you…

        I’m much better this year…I’ve made some progress and seem to have found my voice…or at the very least the courage of my convictions…

        It’s always a pleasure to read your work…and I am grateful for your good thoughts…

        Have a great Sunday!

        Rob Goldstein

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